New Emails flagged but not showing up?

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  1. eclipse macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all,
    I'm using Mac mail in Leopard.

    Mail has the little red flag (or circle) telling me there 1 new email that I have not read, but I cannot find it. I have rules specifying where to send various category of email, but it has never 'hidden' the email before and always showed which email box had new emails in it.

    What have I turned off or what has broken, and how do I find where my email is? Cheers.
     
  2. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I don't think it's you, I'm having the exact same issue. I noticed it after I added a 2nd email account (Exchange) to Mail, and now often I must scroll down and back up to get the extra messages to show up. I hope they fix this issue soon, it's driving me mad!
     
  3. eclipse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that's scary. I'm on an old system, Leopard, on a G5. Do you think they're still updating for that or is it already 'legacy'.

    It might be time to think about Thunderbird, but I already know Mozilla don't support Firefox for the G5 any more and so I've moved to TenFour for a browser. (Firefox support for G5 and older Legacy machines).

    http://tenfourfox.blogspot.com/

    I wonder if there's an equivalent for TBIRD?
     
  4. eclipse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone else having this problem? It's driving me nuts! I'm about to switch to Thunderbird!
     
  5. eclipse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Danny,
    another mac friend said to do this:


    On the missing Mail, make a Smart Mailbox that just shows Unread Mail, I think it'll show up there.


    Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), it will try to repair your Disk Directory while the spinning radian is happening, so let it go.

    Run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions.

    Then move these folder & file to the Desktop. (And delete these later if it all works).

    Move this Folder to the Desktop...

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Caches/Mail/


    Move this file to the Desktop...

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/Envelope Index


    Reboot. It should make it rethink all it's numbers & locations so to speak. You can trash those things you moved to the desktop if it worked.


    If that doesn't do it and you can afford to redo all your Rules, try these & reboot...

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/MessageRules.plist

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/MessageRules.plist.backup
     
  6. eclipse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This keeps happening to me. What's happening to my poor mac? :(
     

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